In a statement from its meeting in Pula on Friday night, the new IDS leadership said that Miletić had taken some decisions “in an autocratic manner, without dialogue and without the knowledge and consent of the party’s governing bodies.”
The presidency discussed Miletić’s responsibility for the result of the May 2021 local election, in which the IDS lost the confidence of a portion of its voters. It said that “no individual, no matter how deserving they may be, can come before the interests of Istrians and the IDS.”
Miletić later said that he regretted s to see what was going on in his own party. “I am proud of everything that we have done in all these years and I will always be,” he said and added: ” I will never give in under pressure from individuals and different interests to the detriment of Istrians.”
“The next move is mine,” Miletić said..
Unofficially, 15 members of the IDS presidency voted in favour of disciplinary action and one abstained from the vote.